Yunier Dorticós (born 11 March 1986) is a Cuban professional boxer who is the current IBF Cruiserweight champion. He has also held the WBA cruiserweight title from 2017 to 2018.
As an amateur, Dorticos placed second three times in a row at the Cuban national championships from 2005- 2007 at light heavyweight, each time behind Yusiel Nápoles. In 2008 he came in third, after losing to future Olympic gold medalist Julio César La Cruz in the semifinals. Dorticos represented Cuba twice in the Boxing World Cup.
ICED: Cuban ‘KO Doctor’ Yunier Dorticos reaches WBSS final with Knockout of the Year contender against Andrew Tabiti
Yunier Dorticos qualified for the final of the World Boxing Super Series tournament with a monstrous KO on Saturday night.
The Cuban cruiserweight flattened American Andrew Tabiti in the tenth round of their semi-final in Riga, Latvia.
Tabiti’s frustrating style meant that the bout was woefully unentertaining for the first nine rounds.
The fighter from Floyd Mayweather’s gym attempted to replicate the master’s elusive style, but ultimately failed as he was deducted a point for holding and began to fall behind in the contest.